CONNECTED CARS MEET NEXT GENERATION COMMUNICATIONS TECH
What benefits and what performance aspects can LTE-Vehicular provide for connected cars? Together with partners like Audi AG, Huawei and Toyota Motor Europe, Deutsche Telekom’s 5G:haus is addressing this question. Technical tests are underway on this connected vehicles technology, which is seen as a potential enabler for road safety and traffic efficiency applications. The trials are conducted on a section of the “digital A9 motorway test bed" near Ingolstadt, Germany.
Scope of the tests is to assess the performance of LTE-V for connected vehicle communications during its standardization process. LTE-V is an evolution variant of the fourth generation standard for mobile communications LTE (4G). It is being specified within the European 3GPP project that develops telecommunications standards as part of their Release 14. This variant is specifically designed to meet automotive requirements for both Vehicle-To-Vehicle and Vehicle-To-Infrastructure communication. It can address multiple application types ranging from connected vehicle safety applications (e.g. collision warning, pedestrian warning, etc.) to connected vehicle smart mobility applications for increased efficiency. That will enable users, systems and cars to adapt the driving strategy for fuel savings and reduced travel delay.
Looking through the customers’ eyes
LTE-V technology characterization for Vehicle-To-Vehicle and Vehicle-To-Infrastructure communication under realistic conditions on a public highway – that is how these field trials are performed. Using test cars, the technology has to prove itself under various scenarios and environmental conditions encountered in real life to evaluate its performance and feasibility for different future use cases and applications. Therefore Deutsche Telekom’s infrastructure as well as the partners’ research cars have been specially equipped with respective Huawei LTE-V hardware.
Based on the trial results and experience gained, the partners will provide input into the standards specifications for LTE-V. The partners are contributing also to requirements definition for later releases of the 3GPP project, which will aim to enable a wide range of emerging use cases from connected and automated driving to new mobility services in the 5G era from 2020.
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM, HUAWEI, CHINA MOBILE AND VOLKSWAGEN REVEAL 5G VISION BASED ON 5G SERVICE GUARANTEED NETWORK SLICING NEW WHITE PAPER
At the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) in Barcelona, China Mobile, Huawei, Deutsche Telekom, and Volkswagen have released their shared vision for the 5G era in their 5G Service guaranteed Network Slicing White Paper as all parties prepare to attend the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. In this white paper, the world-leading vendor, operators, and vertical industry partner explore new business models for mobile networks and share their insights into the evolution of the current mobile network towards an "All Cloud" 5G era.
Distinct from the user-oriented 4G mobile broadband network, 5G will enable for the first time the Internet of Everything (IoE), generating new industries on an unprecedented scale and injecting infinite vitality into the mobile communications industry. Enormous growth of service types will be empowered by 5G, such as mobile healthcare, Internet of Vehicles, smart home, industrial control, and environment monitoring.
As hundreds of billions of new devices join the network, 5G will call for higher flexibility and scalability to handle the wide range of new devices as well as services. Beyond providing reliable mobile broadband, the demands of vertical industries will be satisfied when 5G meets the requirements of multiple industries with the construction of a service guaranteed, flexible, and dynamic network.
The white paper presents industry-leading viewpoints on 5G network slicing, with topics ranging from industry development trends, vision and definition for the 5G Service guaranteed Network Slicing, End-to-End (E2E) architecture, key technologies, and example use cases. Network slicing plays a significant role in 5G via offering a service guaranteed E2E network solution. Based on a shared infrastructure, network slicing provides vertical industries with an economical operation mode, shorter Time-to-Market (TTM), performance comparable to dedicated-networks, and better technical support and evolution.